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Old 02-24-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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The other day, my husband and I took a drive thru Westchester and we drove thru Rye. Only as outsiders, we really really liked what we saw. It was so clean, the town was soooo cute, the people who helped us with direction were so nice.
We went home and I went online and checked out school system and was extremely impressed!!! Since we are considering to relocate from Brooklyn, we want to find the area we will enjoy living in!!!
I went to work the next day and spoke to my coworker who lives in Rye. She said it's only 38 minutes to the city by MetroNorth!!! Great commute! Faster then my commute from Brooklyn.
Checked out prices for homes and stumbled. They seem steep, to say the least.

Can anyone tell me more about Rye! Are there any new condo developments? Is it easy to find something to buy? Can I find anything in 400K price range? Ideally would like to live my railroad.

Someone also suggested Bronxville. I would like to hear of Bronxville as well.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Rye and Bronxville are probably the most expensive communities in Westhchester County. For 400K you might be able to find a 2-bedroom coop.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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Rye and Bronxville are probably the most expensive communities in Westhchester County. For 400K you might be able to find a 2-bedroom coop.
Yes, I just did my research today...and unfortunately with co-ops I need to put at least 10%downpayment, can't getaway with 5%.
What is the rent like around those areas?
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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Rent? In Rye? I don't think so. Rye is a community of owners.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The cheapest real estate in that area of Westchester are probably the co-ops on Garth Road. These are located next to downtown Scarsdale but are zoned for Eastchester's schools.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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Yes, I just did my research today...and unfortunately with co-ops I need to put at least 10%downpayment, can't getaway with 5%.
What is the rent like around those areas?
There are more rentals in Mamaroneck or Larchmont, which are a bit closer to GCT than Rye. Even Harrison near the train station has some rentals.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Im sure you can find some rentals in Rye! If you love it, you should try anyhow. I think you should be able to find something reasonable. Good luck
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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Bronxville is a 30 min. train ride from midtown but this ideal location does come at a steep price. I live here and work midtown and it is a great commute! Renting is expensive - to give you an idea: a 2 BR apt right at the train station is super convenient, not to mention NOISY and rumbling, and is currently on market for rent at $2900. It's a 3rd floor walkup - I know the family who just moved out. There's a 6BR house for $9000 on the edge of town next to Tuckahoe. The 2 BR apt is on the west side of the tracks while the 6 BR house is on the east side of the tracks where the town, school, PO, library, boutiques, supermarket and restaurants, are all located. Convenience and quality don't come cheap around here!
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Obviously Bronxville and Tuckahore are really nice, but they aren't that affordable. Bronxville has one of the best public school systems in the state, if not the country. I'm sure Tuckahoe isn't far behind.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Obviously Bronxville and Tuckahore are really nice, but they aren't that affordable. Bronxville has one of the best public school systems in the state, if not the country. I'm sure Tuckahoe isn't far behind.
Perhaps Bronxville has one of the best school systems in the state because it is in one of the most affluent districts in the state. I doubt anyone can prove that the typical BHS math teacher, for example, is better than the typical math teacher in a dozen other Westchester districts.
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